Mezzotint an Image in Photoshop CS6

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You're watching VisiHow. In this video, I'm going to show you how you can add a mezzotint effect to an image in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7.


Steps

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    To begin, either create a new document or open an existing one. We've shown you how to do this in other tutorials. We have one open with one layer.
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    Move the mouse cursor to the layers on the bottom right. Make sure that the correct working layer is selected.
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    Click "Filter". It is in the navigation bar that runs along the top of the program.
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    Hover over "Pixelate".
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    Select "Mezzotint".
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    Look at the preview in the new pop-up menu.
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    Click and drag to move the image around the preview area.
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    Click the minus sign in the bottom left corner to zoom out.
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    Click the plus sign next to the minus sign to zoom in.
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    Click the arrow next to the numerical percentage. This opens a menu, from which we can select a percentage to zoom to. We will select "100%" for this tutorial.
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    Click on the dropdown menu at the bottom of the pop-up window. The default setting is "Fine Dots".
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    Select the style of dots. For example, we can select "Medium Dots", "Grainy Dots", or "Coarse Dots", depending on the style we're going for.
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    Alternatively, change the pattern to something more linear and choose a style of lines. Options are "Short Lines", "Medium Lines", and "Long Lines".
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    Select the style of strokes if this is the preferred pattern. Again, we can choose "Short", "Medium" or "Long" strokes. We personally like the dots the best, maybe medium.
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    Click "OK".
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    View the canvas. The changes have been applied.
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Questions and Answers

How can I combine a picture with a layer with a gradient to create a multicolor mezzo-tilt, please?

I try to use a dispersion effect on a picture but I want to have like many bright colors effects on the particles from the dispersion effect

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